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Emma Hill

  • Children's And Young Adult Fiction, 2018
Emma Hill

Emma lives in Stockport with her husband and son. She grew up in London and Yorkshire and is from a mixed-race Indian and English background. She has worked across theatre, digital and broadcast media and currently works for BBC Children’s InHouse Productions as a senior producer of interactive drama content. Emma has combined her writing life with work as a producer, facilitator and director. She also trained and worked as an actor and is a workshop facilitator, working frequently with and for children and young people in theatre, digital and broadcast contexts.

Some of Emma’s work and creative achievements include: being lead artist, director and editor of The Shakespeare Project in 2017 (an Arts Council funded Shakespeare-meets-grime performance project); creating, producing, writing and working as facilitator on the tour of #ChipShoptheMusical in 2016 (a Yorkshire-brass-meets-UK-grime musical which toured northern fish and chip restaurants and was co-produced with Freedom Studios and Octagon Theatre Bolton); writing and directing Each Day I Live for Dark Horse Theatre; completing a BBC Performing Arts Fund Digital Story Fellowship in 2015 at Z-arts in Manchester; completing Street Voices 4 with Freedom Studios, when her short play, Tiger, was staged on a short tour of Yorkshire venues; participating in a number of writer-development schemes including First Words (Tutti Frutti Productions), Writers’ Lab @ Bolton and So You Want to be a Writer (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Emma has also worked for digital and broadcast companies as a writer, editor and producer of digital and interactive content, working on a number of high-profile projects for companies including: BBC; Channel 4; Granada Media; Discovery Networks; The Telegraph; The NHS.

Most of all, Emma loves telling stories and she has spent her life finding paid (and unpaid) ways to tell as many stories as possible.

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